The "umount - device is busy" issue: wbumount
elanthis at awesomeplay.com
Tue Apr 20 18:43:57 EEST 2004
On Tue, 2004-04-20 at 11:18, Thomas Leonard wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 20, 2004 at 01:41:53PM +0100, Anthony Metcalf wrote:
> > At the moment i'm using udev/dbus/hal/gnome-volume-manager (in fluxbox)
> > for all my hotplugging needs, I will see tonight if you app supports
> > this. :)
> Now, if we can just get umount to emit a D-BUS signal before unmounting so
> that fam can release its lock, we'll be getting somewhere...
Or better even, get umount to emit the request, and allow another daemon
(gnome-vfs-daemon, kde-whatever?) to handle responses from applications
indicating whether they are accessing documents on the media so that it
can pop up an informative dialog like "The open document
MyReportBackup.abw is located on media XYZ. [Cancel] [Save and Eject]"
(or apps may indicate there is no need to save, such as when a document
is unmodified or the media is read only) and the user can make an
informed decision as to whether to continue with the ejection. Other
apps like Nautilus/Konquerer would just close relevant windows on
unmount without asking, of course.
Sean Middleditch <elanthis at awesomeplay.com>
AwesomePlay Productions, Inc.
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